How much does an Armed Security Guard make in the United States? The average Armed Security Guard salary in the United States is $34,255 as of November 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $30,610 and $38,599. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $30,610 10% $27,292 90% $42,553 75% $38,599 $34,255 50%(Median)
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FPS Cleared Security Officer Armed

Allied Universal - Arlington, VA

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Diversified Protection Corporation - Arlington, VA

Security Officer

Securitas Critical Infrastructure Service - Falls Church, VA

What is an Armed Security Guard ?

A security guard (also known as a security inspector or protective agent) is a person employed by a public or private party to protect the employing party's assets (property, people, equipment, money, etc.) from a variety of hazards (such as waste, damaged property, unsafe worker behavior, criminal activity such as theft, etc.) by enforcing preventative measures. Security guards do this by maintaining a high-visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, looking (either directly, through patrols, or indirectly, by monitoring alarm systems or video surveillance cameras) for si...

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Job Openings for Armed Security Guard
Loomis - Springfield , VA
As an Armored Driver Guard, you work with your team to ensure the safe and secure pickup and ... will pay for security and firearms qualifications, licensing and permitting. Performance ...
USJoblink - 68 days ago
... unarmed guard, control room operator, etc.), (b) be a current or former member (honorable discharge) of the United States Armed Forces(c) • six (6) months experience as a Federal, State, or ... - 66 days ago
Allied Universal - Manassas , VA
The Armed Cleared Security Officer will be responsible for the protection of and access to highly classified and sensitive equipment, technology and information. Rigorous adherence and understanding ...
Allied Universal - 5 days ago
Immune Security Defense Agency - Woodbridge , VA
Certified Armed and Unarmed Security Officers- Competitive Salary- Woodbridge, VA The Role Do you hold current and valid DCJS credentials? Do you possess excellent verbal and written communication ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
Job Overview The Security Guard's primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment ...
Macy's - 36 days ago
Colorado Security Agency - Mechanicsville , VA
We are seeking a Security Officer to become an integral part of our team. The selected individual ... includes armed & unarmed guard service as well as personal, individual protection and Private ...
ZipRecruiter - 45 days ago

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